Hello all, just thought I would share this as its kind of interesting.
For the last week, I have been building a new sump that will clear up a lot of clutter and bad plumbing decisions made when I was relatively new to SW
. Knowing that I am installing this new sump on Wednesday I have "slacked" a little on my routine maintenance (no water change for two weeks as I will be changing a lot when i swap the sump.) The pump that runs my overflow is also going out, and im not sucking water from the top constantly, its only pulling from the top about 40 - 50% of the time. In the last week that it has been behaving this way I have noticed an accumulation of DOM in my sump and on the display surface. Its not much, but its visible. My skimmer is still producing skimate regularly, however its not stripping the tank dry as it usually does. I am starting to notice however that my tank look more clear than ever and that my corals seem to be extending better. I wish I had a DOM kit, however I can only assume that the slightly elevated level is somewhat beneficial. Anyhow, just thought I would share the experience. Anyone else seen results similar to that, or am I just trying to justify my laziness LoL.
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-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.